The Amazing Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang Slow Boat: Thailand to Laos.

Backpacking around South East Asia is an amazing adventure, travelling through amazingly diverse landscapes and from country to country like a true explorer. When we discovered the amazing, picturesque and beautiful adventure that is the Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang slow boat we knew we had to do it. We always like to add to the adventure

The Ultimate 3 weeks in Vietnam Itinerary, A Complete Guide To This Amazing Country!

Vietnam is a country of wild contrasts from beautiful golden sandy beaches to rugged mountainous terrain. It’s long and slender shape might seem easy to cover in a short amount of time, but with questionable transport, an ever changing landscape and so many possible stopping off points you can easily find yourself here a lot

How to Get from El Nido to Coron: A Guide for the Coron to El Nido ferry, Philippines

The tiny island of Coron off the north end of Palawan might seem quite remote and hard to get to. However for such a small and unassuming place the sheer beauty that can be found here means many flock to its turquoise waters and powder white sand beaches for a slice of paradise! However, depending

A guide to Jakarta, the surprisingly beautiful and interesting capital of Indonesia!

After being in Manila directly before coming to Jakarta, a city we had mixed feelings about, somewhere over crowded with traffic, poverty, inequality, grime and crime, we expected much the same in Jakarta. Though there were shades of similarities, being huge sprawling cities with unregulated development, traffic jams and chaos, we found Jakarta to be

Backpacking in London: A Guide to Visiting London As A Backpacker

London, like Sydney and Auckland for British Backpackers is ground zero for those backpacking around the UK and quite often those on working Holiday Visas from Australia. It can be an expensive place to visit but the countless unique experiences that greet the 30 million international visitors each year are well worth the cost. It’s

Ultimate Backpacking Gear List: Our Southeast Asia Packing List for Beginners! Everything You Need For An Amazing Trip!

Preparing for backpacking can be a stressful time before setting off on the adventure of a lifetime. Your first time heading off backpacking can be a time of so many questions with so many unknowns about surviving travelling long term with just the bag on your back! But fear not, it does get easier and

Vegetarian Japanese Food That Will Blow Your Mind: The Best Dishes to Try on Your Trip to Japan!

When people think of Japanese food, they typically think of either sushi or rice. It’s understandable since both are practically foodie mascots of the country. But believe it or not, Japan has a wealth of different cuisine, including vegetarian. You wouldn’t think to look for these dishes, but they exist. Everything ranging from appetizers to

The Ultimate Melbourne 5 Day Itinerary: The Best Places to Visit in Melbourne & Day Trips

Most of our readers will know how much we love Melbourne, after living here for 9 months we consider it our second home and home to settle down there in the future. It’s such an energetic, historic and diverse city that has everything from amazing food, gold rush era architecture, world class street art and

Backpacking in Manila: A Guide to the Crazy Capital of The Philippines

We’ve travelled all around the world, to some of the planets largest and busiest cities, but nothing quite prepares you for Manila. The capital of The Philippines is chaotic, overwhelming, intimidating and bigger than you can comprehend. Crossing the city takes hours, the traffic is exhausting, the poverty of the local people is so plain

Camping Tips for Beginners: How to Plan an Adventure in the Great Outdoors!

We love camping! Getting out into the great outdoors, disconnecting from modern life and just being free to clear our minds of all our worries! But sure, camping can be uncomfortable at times and with some it gets unfair criticism. I hear many people say they hate it or they would never do it because

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Adventure Activities to do Whilst Travelling!

Travelling… it opens us up to new challenges and experiences and for our adventure world travel experience is all about trying new things! It pushes us out of our comfort zone and gives us endless opportunities to tick off all those crazy bucket list dreams in stunning surroundings. What better time to try out a

A guide to Saigon: The crazy, chaotic and claustrophobic second city of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City!

Known as Ho Chi Minh city since the late 70’s the city is still often referred to as Saigon by pretty much everyone…even VC vets we’ve spoken to! Saigon is a busy, bustling, crazy kind of place, it almost makes you feel like you can’t get your breath at times. With the worlds largest number of

Totaranui to Separation Point: The Best Abel Tasman Day Hike Without Using Water Taxis & Realising Why Experiences Are More Important Than Material Possessions.

For us we’ve always been of the opinion that experiences are more valuable than material possessions, I mean, we did give up our house and most of our “stuff” to go travel around the world for 3 years and counting! But there are times when you are acutely reminded of this, experiences that are just